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Old 01-14-2010, 10:12 AM
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Z3: Roadster speakers behind the seats...

I am trying to figure out what to do with the speakers behind the seats in the roadster.

Currently they have a/d/s 4" speakers in there for fill.

The issue I am having is that I can't fit the covers back on the speakers. Not enough clearance.

Anyone tried this before and had any success? Just looking for some roadster ideas...

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why not buy a cheap subwoofer grill of whatever diameter gives you enough material to make a new cover for those rear spots? that metal mesh is really formable, is black, and should look pretty decent there.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:35 PM
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Thought about that, but I really don't want it to feel tacked on.

I think the speaker grills have a date with my dremel...

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Go to Fry's and buy a computer fan guard. That way you can still see the pretty blue's still. It looks like the large fan guard just might be the right size, take your ruler with...
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Z# behind the seats

Do your tweeters in your after market coaxial speakers stick out too far?
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I don't have tweeters in the back. Didn't feel like I needed them.

Issue is that the grill wont clear the speaker. I was wondering if I could mount the speaker behind the panel instead of on top of it, but thats not going to work.
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Do your tweeters in your after market coaxial speakers stick out too far?
If he's using the factory amps, I believe that the output to the rear speakers is a bandpass output, making tweeters unnecessary. I think it's crossed over so that all that goes to those speakers is midrange fill.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:48 AM
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I am not running tweeters in the rear. I am just running 125 watts each to the 4 inch speakers.

However, I am contemplating running the rear speakers off the head unit, if thats possible, and then running 250 watts to a sub of some sort.
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